How to Control an ecobee Smart Thermostat with Wink

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Control your ecobee through Wink.
  • Automate actions within the Wink app by creating shortcuts.
  • Create a location that will be used as a trigger for your Robot.
  • Set up a Robot that uses your location to create geofence actions.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your Ecobee account setup.
  • You must have your Wink setup.
Wink and ecobee

? What would you like to learn about?

  1. I would like to use Wink to control my ecobee
  2. I would like to create a shortcut to automate my ecobee
  3. I would like to create a location and use a Robot to trigger my ecobee

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Control your ecobee through Wink.
  • Automate actions within the Wink app by creating shortcuts.
  • Create a location that will be used as a trigger for your Robot.
  • Set up a Robot that uses your location to create geofence actions.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your Ecobee account setup.
  • You must have your Wink setup.
Wink and ecobee
  1. Open the Wink app.
    Wink icon
  2. Select Thermostats.
    Selecting Thermostats
  3. Your thermostat will be listed and you can change any of these settings.
    Your thermostat

Wink Shortcuts allow you to control your ecobee Smart Thermostat with a single tap.

  1. Open the Wink app.
    Wink icon
  2. Tap the Shortcuts icon.
    Wink App shortcuts icon
  3. Tap new Shortcut.
    Wink 2 new shortcut button
  4. From here you'll need to name your shortcut.
  5. Afterwards, decide what you want your shortcut to do by tapping Make This Happen.
    Wink App make this happen

Locations are used as triggers for Wink's Robots.

  1. Open the Wink app.
    Wink icon
  2. Tap the Main Menu icon.
    Menu button
  3. Tap the Account Settings icon.
    Account settings
  4. Tap Saved Locations.
    Saved Location buttons
  5. Tap New Location.
    New location
  6. Enter your address and assign this address an identifiable name, such as Home or Office. If your phone has Location services currently turned on, your address should populate automatically. Otherwise, turn Location services on and then tap Current Location and the address should fill in automatically. When you are finished, tap Done in the top right corner.
    Setting up a new location

Using Wink you can create a Robot that triggers your ecobee when you enter or leave your home.

  1. Open the Wink app.
    Wink icon
  2. Tap the Main Menu icon.
    Menu button
  3. Tap the Robots icon.
    Wink app showing Robots icon
  4. Tap New Robot.
    New Robot button
  5. Under Trigger, tap My Location
    My location trigger
  6. Select either Arriving at or Leaving from and then select the Location you wish to use from the radio buttons below. If you have not created a Location yet, you can create one now by tapping New Location.
    Arriving at or leaving toggle
  7. Tap Save.
    Save button
  8. Back at the New Robot screen, tap Make This Happen under Then.
    Then field
  9. Tap the name of your thermostat.
    Name of your thermostat
  10. Use the menu to set the type of Hold Action you want to create when the geofence radius is triggered. 

    Current supported actions for geofencing include:

    • Change System Mode (OFF, Cool, Auto, Heat, Aux)
    • Temperature (sets a temperature hold)
    • Fan Mode (switch from Auto to ON)
    • Home for Now and Away for Now (creates a Hold using your Home settings or Away settings)


    Things you can change on ecobee

  11. When you're finished, tap SAVE.
    Save button
  12. Back on the New Robot screen, tap New Robot under Name to assign your Robot a name.
    Name your new robot
  13. Tap Done in the top right corner.
    Done button
  14. Your Robot is now ready to use and should trigger when you enter or leave the co-ordinates for the chosen location. Please make sure to turn Location services ON or geofencing will not work.

Actions set by WINK robots are considered indefinite Holds on the ecobee, which means they will override any schedule settings on the ecobee. To resume your schedule, simply cancel the Hold by tapping the tiny "x" icon beside the "and holding" text on the thermostat screen or the app screen. 

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